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Oxford Reads Hangout: Crow
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Thursday, Sep. 24, 7:00 pm
Join us for our monthly virtual book club for the physically distant!

For this month's physically distant book club we will be reading our 2020 Oxford Reads pick Crow by Amy Spurway. Join us on Facebook Live on Thursday September 24th at 7pm for a live discussion about the book hosted by Luke, our Ingersoll Community Librarian, and Sarah, our Systems Support Librarian. We hope you join us! Stay turned later this fall when we will chat with the author for our virtual Oxford Reads gala.

You can put a hold on our Overdrive eBook or our print copy here: https://bit.ly/2DfjWfs

This Crow will ruffle a few feathers.When Stacey Fortune is diagnosed with three highly unpredictable — and inoperable — brain tumours, she abandons the crumbling glamour of her life in Toronto for her mother Effie's scruffy trailer in rural Cape Breton. Back home, she's known as Crow, and everybody suspects that her family is cursed.With her future all but sealed, Crow decides to go down in a blaze of unforgettable glory by writing a memoir that will raise eyebrows and drop jaws. She'll dig up "the dirt" on her family tree, including the supposed curse, and uncover the truth about her mysterious father, who disappeared a month before she was born.But first, Crow must contend with an eclectic assortment of characters, including her gossipy Aunt Peggy, hedonistic party-pal Char, homebound best friend Allie, and high-school flame Willy. She'll also have to figure out how to live with her mother and how to muddle through the unsettling visual disturbances that are becoming more and more vivid each day.Witty, energetic, and crackling with sharp Cape Breton humour, Crow is a story of big twists, big personalities, big drama, and even bigger heart.


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